Australia and New Zealand Deal Toys: Trolls, Sneaker Frenzies & More!

September 2, 2016 by David Parry

Wait a minute. Hong Kong gamers? German sneakers? Brazilian gold mines? Hollywood movies? What's all this got to do with Australia and New Zealand? See for yourself. Take a quick check of our gallery of recent Australia/New Zealand deal toy...

European Deal Toy Highlights: Private Jets, Robots, & Giant Cranes

August 17, 2016 by David Parry

There is a unifying thread in this gallery highlighting recent European deal toys. What that unifying thread might be exactly isn't readily apparent---beyond maybe the fact that we may simply have liked the deal toys shown here, and also found...

European Deal Toys: Goldman, Italian Pet Supplies, Belgian Beer

July 28, 2016 by David Parry

Italian pet supplies... Belgian beer... A Baltic Sea wind farm... A Goldman Sachs purchase... A Finnish LNG supplier... These are just some of the subject areas covered in our latest gallery of European deal toys beginning below. We...

Asian Deal Toy Highlights: Japan, China, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, & More

July 27, 2016 by David Parry

From Tokyo office towers to subsea construction... The gallery below highlights an array of recent Asian deals----including those in the transport, real estate, retail, energy, and cosmetics industries. Star Asia is a Tokyo-based REIT. Big C is...

Currency-Themed Deal Toys: Conor McGregor, Counterfeiters, & Canadian Nickels

July 21, 2016 by David Parry

There are a couple of relatively subtle ways you can differentiate Conor McGregor and fellow Irishman William Butler Yeats. Only one of them knocked out Jose Aldo in Las Vegas in 13 seconds. Only one of them won a Nobel Prize in...

European Deal Toys: Cars, Bikes, Private Equity & 290 hp!

July 17, 2016 by David Parry

CR7 just bought a new car... Fresh off Portugal's Euro 2016 victory, Cristiano Ronaldo---whose automobiles, wrecked or otherwise, have figured prominently in this blog---just purchased a $2.27 million Bugatti Veyron, aka "the fastest legal road...

Deal Toy Highlights: Cool Apps & Their Companies

July 7, 2016 by David Parry

Yes, you've probably already heard of "that" app. Maybe it's the one that purports to reveal a watermelon's ripeness. (Melon Meter) Or lets you swallow a sword. (iSword) Or crowd-source real-time feedback and pointers during a date....

European Deal Toys: Blackstone, Beaches, and Basketball

June 29, 2016 by David Parry

The selection of deal toys included here, highlighting just some of the transactions we've helped commemorate recently in the UK and the Continent, is, well, eclectic. But that's in keeping with the other European galleries we've recently put...

IB Deals On Tap: More Beer-Themed Deal Toys!

June 27, 2016 by David Parry

Nothing to celebrate? There has to be something out there for us. After all, Cleveland just won a championship...finally. Euro 2016 has 8 countries still alive. Ramsey Bolton, on the other hand, is pretty much dead. And no one (so far at...